Drawing of the Orchestra The Symphony of Friendship


Welcome to "The Symphony of Friendship."@
It is a story about the start of the Japanese custom of playing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Christmas. The story is written for children. Most of the pictures were drawn by children from the Bando Elementary School in Bando, Japan. A few are by Nathan Bartley, a Canadian artist. This story was put on the Internet on Christmas Eve, 1995. It is a Christmas present to the children of the world.

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